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Conserving Energy

I know it’s been a week since I posted.  Shame on me, but I’ve been conserving energy for a good reason.  I’ve been feeling a little run down lately.  I swear my office is filled to the brim with cold and flu bugs and even some knitting friends seem to have come down with it lately.  With that said, I need to conserve my energy to stay healthy.  Next week I start checking off another goal on my 2009 goal list.  I’m learning to weave. On Tuesday I will begin a 5-day class over two weeks that will go from start to finish of a project.  I can’t wait. 🙂

In the meantime there has been knitting.  I started a sock for my Silly Sock Pal, which I have to finish soon for mailing.   I have one goodie for my package and an idea for two more, so I should be all set there.  Just have to knit, knit, knit.  You’re not seeing things – it’s in black and white because the color may or may not give it away… I’m not going to tell. (lol)

Silly Sock Swap in B&W 3-7-2009 9-07-10 AM

Finally I knit and re-knit the beginning of the February Lady’s Sweater.  In the directions it says to pick up a stitch in the back for the increase.  Well if you just pick up any old stitch I found it can get wonky.  If you pick up the bar in the middle or I guess so be it the “right” stitch than it is nice and smooth.

First the wonky – look closely.

not a good example of smooth  3-1-2009 8-43-12 AM

Second the smooth.  Compare and contrast.  If you can’t see anything than yes, I’m this crazy to re-knit this. (lol)

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Finally it’s a rainy day around here and about 40-degrees, but we were blessed with two 60-degree days this week, which was fantastic.

Rockton IL Saturday Sky  3-7-2009 9-03-24 AM

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  • You definitely need to stay rested and healthy! The sock looks gorgeous whatever color it may be. I wonder if it fits my foot. That’s my first thought whenever I see any of the swap socks. I got fussed for posting black and white but with our little group I think that’s necessary. 🙂 Looks like a very nice start on the sweater too!

  • YOU ARE AS BAD AS JULIE!!! I don’t like gray scale pictures. It is not fair!!! SO are they for me?

  • COMMENTS (2)

    1. Cheryl 08 March - 2009

      YOU ARE AS BAD AS JULIE!!! I don’t like gray scale pictures. It is not fair!!! SO are they for me?

    2. Julie 08 March - 2009

      You definitely need to stay rested and healthy! The sock looks gorgeous whatever color it may be. I wonder if it fits my foot. That’s my first thought whenever I see any of the swap socks. I got fussed for posting black and white but with our little group I think that’s necessary. 🙂 Looks like a very nice start on the sweater too!